12.26.23 in Facials + Skin Care

How Often Should I Get Microneedling Treatment?

How Often Should I Get Microneedling Treatment?

If you are looking for a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production, microneedling is a good option. Microneedling treatments at Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics in San Antonio, TX, can help smooth fine lines, restore loose skin, and reduce scarring. Results are even visible after just one session!

How Often Should You Get Microneedling Treatment?

Microneedling can be used to treat a range of skin issues. For this reason, the skin issue you are addressing will determine how often you should get a microneedling treatment. And how many treatments you will need.

Generally speaking, the average patient may need 3-4 treatments spaced out every 4-6 weeks, and 2-3 times a year. But again, the skin issue you want to address will determine how often you should get microneedling treatment for optimal results.

Another point to note is that microneedling benefits are seen from the healing the damage created. So, a crucial part of microneedling is to allow your skin time to heal between sessions. If you’re considering using at-home dermal rollers to enhance your microneedling, we strongly recommend against not doing that. These over-the-counter rollers have very short needles that provide minimal effect. Not to mention you could impede the benefits of your microneedling treatments.

Instead, it is better to have a licensed skincare specialist provide microneedling treatments rather than using a derma roller.

Benefits Of Microneedling

The benefits of microneedling range from reducing acne scars to tightening skin. Also, benefits that you see can be enhanced when using serums immediately after a session. However, it’s best to use the serums, medications, or creams that our skincare specialists recommends.

Even though most people get microneedling on their face, treatments can also be done anywhere on the body, including the scalp.

How Exactly Does It Work?

Microneedling involves very tiny needs placed onto a roller, which is moved across your skin to make micro-sized holes. These holes create just enough damage to tell your body it needs to make collagen to heal it. But not enough damage to cause harm to your skin.

As a building block of our skin, collagen is very important. It’s what keeps our skin smooth, tight, and strong, as well as give it elasticity. But as we age, our bodies makes less collagen, starting around age 30. This is why micro-needles seem to work wonders as an anti-aging treatment because it’s actually restoring the skin of our youth.

In addition to promoting collagen production, microneedling also increases blood flow.

What Is The Treatment Timeline?

As mentioned earlier on in this article, how often you should get microneedling treatment and how many treatments, depends on the skin condition being treated. Given these points, you may notice improvements after your first sessions, but several sessions will be required to reap long-term benefits.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

Depending on the size of the treated area, a microneedling treatment session can range from 10 minutes to over an hour. For example, small areas like your forehand, treatment time is generally around 10 to 15 minutes.

Restore Your Skin!

There are so many reasons to get microneedling. It can do much more than aid in collage production and is a great alternative to more invasive treatments. We can help you reach your skin goals.

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